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hail·stone

 (hāl′stōn′)
n.
A pellet of hail.
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hailstone

(ˈheɪlˌstəʊn)
n
(Physical Geography) a pellet of hail
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hail•stone

(ˈheɪlˌstoʊn)

n.
a pellet of hail.
[before 1000; M; Old English hagolstān]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hailstone - small pellet of ice that falls during a hailstorm
hail - precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
ice, water ice - water frozen in the solid state; "Americans like ice in their drinks"
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Translations
حَبَّة بَرَد
kroupa
hagl
jégesõszem
hagl, haglél
zrno toče

hailstone

[ˈheɪlstəʊn] Ngranizo m, piedra f (de granizo)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

hailstone

[ˈheɪlstəʊn] ngrêlon m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

hailstone

[ˈheɪlˌstəʊn] nchicco di grandine
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

hail1

(heil) noun
1. small balls of ice falling from the clouds. There was some hail during the rainstorm last night.
2. a shower (of things). a hail of arrows.
verb
to shower hail. It was hailing as I drove home.
ˈhailstone noun
a ball of hail. Hailstones battered against the window.
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References in classic literature ?
The weather had become worse than ever towards evening; the hail lashed the drenched mare so cruelly that she went along sideways, shaking her head and ears; but Levin was all right under his hood, and he looked cheerfully about him at the muddy streams running under the wheels, at the drops hanging on every bare twig, at the whiteness of the patch of unmelted hailstones on the planks of the bridge, at the thick layer of still juicy, fleshy leaves that lay heaped up about the stripped elm-tree.
In the meantime, there suddenly fell such a violent shower of hail, that I was immediately by the force of it, struck to the ground: and when I was down, the hailstones gave me such cruel bangs all over the body, as if I had been pelted with tennis-balls; however, I made a shift to creep on all fours, and shelter myself, by lying flat on my face, on the lee-side of a border of lemon-thyme, but so bruised from head to foot, that I could not go abroad in ten days.
Oaths flew like hailstones, and every now and then there came forth such an explosion as I thought was sure to end in blows.
The great buildings about me stood out clear and distinct, shining with the wet of the thunderstorm, and picked out in white by the unmelted hailstones piled along their courses.
I was the butt of a hundred arrows; they rattled on mine armour like hailstones against a latticed casement, and the only use I made of my shield was for her protection.
The leader of the Wheelers hesitated to give this order, so Tiktok shook him as a terrier dog does a rat, until the Wheeler's teeth rattled together with a noise like hailstones on a window pane.
It was a heavy fire which overwhelmed these wretches with a thousand hailstones.
These hailstones were flat, and one was ten inches in circumference, and another weighed two ounces.
A man's life being to be taken and the price of it got, the hailstones to arrest the purpose must lie larger and deeper than those.
All these came pelting down, like a shower of many- colored hailstones, upon the heads of grown people and children, who forthwith gathered them up, and carried them back to the palace.
A shower of rain drove down upon us, each drop stinging like a hailstone. As it passed, Wolf Larsen began to speak, the bare-headed men swaying in unison, to the heave and lunge of the deck.
1982 Ludlow's Lower Broad Street resident Mr Michael Blakeway sweeps his way through drifts of hailstones after a freak storm hit the town on Saturday, June 26, 1982 1999 No fear for these WPC's heading through the Jackfield rapids in the Bridgnorth Lions Raft Race from Ironbridge to Bridgnorth